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Drumming the Bank Holiday beat

A drum workshop at the Harambee Pasadia Afrobeats festival at Thorpe Lea East Farm, Easington.

A drum workshop at the Harambee Pasadia Afrobeats festival at Thorpe Lea East Farm, Easington.

A FESTIVAL of music and camping made the Bank Holiday go with a swing in East Durham.

The Harambee Pasadia North East event was held at The Barn at Easington, a remote farm building near Beacon Hill, and more than 300 people went along to enjoy the fun. The festival was the brainchild of Newcastle University students, Yilis Suriel and Hannabiell Sanders.

Harambee means ‘all pull together’ in Swahili and Pasadia means ‘to spend the whole day’ and the aim of the festival was a celebration of diverse cultures, foods, music and artists.

There was African drumming, African dance, salsa dancing and step-dancing as well as a licensed bar, hair braiding sessions, arts and crafts for the children and guided walks around the nearby area.

 

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